|Region||CALABARZON (Region IV-A)|
|Mayor||Eduardo B. Dimacuha (LP)|
|Area|| 283.30 km²|
|Total (2000)|| 247,588|
Batangas City (Filipino: Lungsod ng Batangas) is a first-class city in the province of Batangas, Philippines. It is the capital and largest city of Batangas. Batangas City is an important seaport and trade center for the province, which is a sugar-growing region. Silk and cotton fabrics and coconut oil are manufactured in the city. The city is also the largest seaport in the CALABARZON region. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 247,588 people in 50,223 households.
Batangas City is a major recreational, religious, commercial, industrial and educational center in Batangas, as shown with the presence in the city of entities like Saint Bridget College; Batangas State University, the premier tertiary school institution in the province with two campuses and several extension campuses in the province of Batangas;Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas; the University of Batangas; the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Batangas City)|Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in the city center; SM City Batangas; as well as numerous hotels, to name some Hotel Pontefino, Alpa Hotel, Batangas Country Club andDays Hotel.
Eduardo B. Dimacuha is the current city mayor (2004 - 2007).
Batangas City is politically subdivided into 105 barangays.
In Squaresoft's Front Mission 3, Batangas is partially destroyed by a stolen copy of the M.I.D.A.S. experimental warhead dropped on an invading fleet from the air.
- Azneita Project | Batangas City at its best!
- Official Website of the Local Government of Batangas City
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- 2000 Philippine Census Information